Research

Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index

December 2017. SpencerStuart. "Investors' interest in boards has never been greater. Investors expect that boards will include a diverse mix of perspectives and backgrounds aligned with the company’s current and future strategic objectives and risks, and that they will embrace meaningful processes to refresh the board and maximize board effectiveness. How are ...

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Progress towards achieving on 30% female representation across ASX 200 Boards has stalled

September 2017. Australian Institute of Company Directors. "The percentage of female directors across the ASX 200 has risen dramatically since 2009 when it stood at just 8.3%. However, the AICD’s quarterly 30% by 2018:Gender Diversity Progress Report shows that at the end of August there were 25.4% female directors across the ASX ...

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 2017. World Economic Forum. "Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap ...

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Female FTSE Index

2017. Cranfield School of Management. "Since 1999, our annual Female FTSE benchmarking report has provided a regular measure of the number of women executive directors on the corporate boards of the UK's top 100 companies. The Female FTSE Index is announced each year, and attracts considerable press attention in the UK and ...

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Treasurer Goldberg Announces Release of “Bringing Diversity on Board” Report

July 2017. Massachusetts State Treasury. "State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the release of a comprehensive report from her 'Bringing Diversity on Board' initiative, an effort she launched earlier this year to help corporate leaders advance diversity in the boardroom. In May, Goldberg organized three roundtables in Boston that brought together ...

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Board Diversity At An Impasse?

June 2017. Heidrick & Struggles. The study points out that for the first time in ten years, the percentage of newly selected F500 directors who are women has dropped – from 29.8% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016.  Just 117 of 421 new directors are women.  The implication is that the ...

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Women in the boardroom: A global perspective

June 2017. Deloitte. Women in the boardroom a global perspective fifth edition

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Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

September 2016. Ontario Securities Commission. Report: CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308 Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices   Supporting Data: Ontario Securities Commission Data.

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Equilar Gender Diversity Index: Q1 2017

May 2017. Equilar. "Gender diversity on public company boards has become a hot-button issue in recent years, as investors and other governance advisors have shined a spotlight on the low representation of women in the boardroom. Because progress has been slow, and women still only account for a fraction of the total ...

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60 Percent Of Women Directors In NSE 500 Companies Independent

May 2017. Bloomberg. "Nearly 60 percent of all women directors on the boards of Nifty 500 companies are independent contrary to the perception that promoters are naming women from within the family to meet the regulatory requirement, a study has found. India is the first developing country to mandate at least one ...

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